matt tullos

the compost pile of writer, matt tullos. mostly poems, prayers, rants and naratives... "Gods passion for the world has compelled me to be a contributor in the warfare of grace rather than a spectator in the warfare of religion."

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Thursday, November 06, 2003

Dayeinu

I adapted this for the NCAF
During the time of Passover, Israel’s families would gather together for that holy celebration where they would reflect on the grace of Jehovah. They would use a traditional chant called Dayeinu- meaning "it would have been enough for us!" The Father of the home would recount each blessing from God and the family would, after each statement say together, "It would have been enough for us"
I
Had he brought us out of Egypt and not executed judgement against the murderers of our people
It would have been enough for us.
Had he brought us out of Egypt, executed judgement against them and not destroyed their idols
It would have been enough for us.
Had he brought us out of Egypt, executed judgement against them, destroyed their idols and not defeated our captors.
It would have been enough for us.
Had he brought us out of Egypt, executed judgement against them, destroyed their idols, defeated our captors, and not returned our possessions to us...
It would have been enough for us.
Had he brought us out of Egypt, executed judgement against them, destroyed their idols, defeated our captors, returned our possessions to us...and not divided the sea for us...
It would have been enough for us.
Had he brought us out of Egypt, executed judgement against them, destroyed their idols, defeated our captors, returned our possessions to us, divided the sea for us and not brought us through it with dry feet...
It would have been enough for us.
Had he brought us out of Egypt, executed judgement against them, destroyed their idols, defeated our captors, returned our possessions to us, divided the sea for us, brought us through it with dry feet and not drowned our oppressors in it...
It would have been enough for us.
Had he brought us out of Egypt, executed judgement against them, destroyed their idols, defeated our captors, returned our possessions to us divided the sea for us, brought us through it with dry feet, drowned our oppressors in it and not brought us to dwell in a holy land...
It would have been enough for us.
But He did! He did! He did!
II
God’s grace continues through the ages. It reaches out from the pages of scripture to the Holy Body of Christ. God’s people meet, celebrate, bread and worship a God who continues to give more than we would ever be able to ask or think. Let us speak a Dayeinu of the new covenant.
If He would have given Jesus but not promise us Eternal Life
It would have been enough for us.
If He would have given us Jesus, promised us eternal Life and not give us the promise of His Spirit.
It would have been enough for us.
If He would have given Jesus, promised us eternal life, given us the promise of his Spirit, and not comforted us during times of hardship and terror.
It would have been enough
If He would have given Jesus, promised us eternal life, given us the promise of his Spirit, comforted us in times of terror and had not stopped our adversaries
It would have been enough for us.
If He would have given Jesus, promised us eternal life, given us the promise of his Spirit, comforted us in times of terror, stopped our adversaries and not given us the signs of Christ’s swift return
It would have been enough for us.
If He would have given Jesus, promised us eternal life, given us the promise of his Spirit, comforted us in times of terror, stopped our adversaries, given us signs of His soon coming kingdom And not promised us a house with many rooms.
It would have been enough for us.
But He did. He did! He did!
- posted by Matt @ 11/6/2003 02:38:08 PM
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